Former Dutch manager Aad de Mos has claimed Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) target Johan Bakayoko is a more intelligent player than Chelsea’s new boy Noni Madueke. PSG allegedly made a €15 million offer for the PSV Eindhoven right-winger in January, but the Dutch club refused to offload the young player. This is according to All Nigeria Soccer.
In January, Madueke signed a seven-and-a-half-year contract with the Pensioners before departing for Premier League powerhouse Chelsea from PSV Eindhoven. For the 20-year-old winger, the Blues paid €35 million. Bakayoko, 19, has begun playing more since Madueke left and has started PSV Eindhoven’s last five Eredivisie games.
De Mos, who had a 28-year management career before retiring in 2010, compared Chelsea’s Madueke to Bakayoko and predicted the latter will have a successful future.
He spoke on Good Morning Eredivisie and said:
In Anderlecht’s U14, I already seen him. They are skills; they perform consistently and without instruction. Because he was his coach at Jong PSV, Van Nistelrooij is also aware of this. There, he did well as well.
We might not have the pictures, but the first goal he scored against ADO Den Haag… Big ones can only do that. He often doesn’t take the ball in one motion like that. You can only get balls harder than that one. He may still modify his course, though.
He said in his conclusion:
He is a good-hearted kid who is also more intelligent than Noni Madueke.
In 14 Eredivisie games this season, Bakayoko has tallied five goals and three assists. PSG could have to pay much more than €15 million to retain his services if he continues on this path.
Whilst Madueke has participated in three Premier League games for Chelsea. The right winger is still looking for his first Chelsea goal.
A PSG ace On rumours of his departure, Kylian Mbappe speaks up.
At the end of the current season, Kylian Mbappe is expected to leave Paris. According to numerous publications, Real Madrid is still reportedly interested in hiring him, while Liverpool has also been mentioned.
Mbappe was recently asked if he would think about leaving if Paris Saint-Germain lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16. Frenchman responded 90min as follows:
“I don’t think so; if I had connected my future with the Champions League and I didn’t want to insult the club, I would have gone very far [away]! Currently, all of my thoughts are focused on making PSG happy from where I am right now, where I am quite pleased.
When they visit Munich for the second leg on March 8, Christophe Galtier’s team will need to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit.
Before deciding to dedicate his future to Les Parisiens in May 2022, Mbappe came very close to playing for the All Whites. The Frenchman, whose 4-2 victory over Nantes on Saturday made him PSG’s all-time leading scorer (201 goals in 247 games), has a contract that expires in June 2025.